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Big Punisher

The first solo Latino rapper to go platinum, Big Punisher was also yet another member of the hip-hop community to fall victim to an early death -- though in his case, it was due to health problems, not violence. In contrast to his large frame, Big Pun was a surprisingly graceful and nimble rapper, delivering his often clever, tongue-twisting rhymes at a torrential pace. Big Pun was born Christopher Rios on November 10, 1971, and grew up in the South Bronx's Puerto Rican community. He endured a rough childhood in an unstable home, and moved out when he was 15, dropping out of high school around the same time. Still, he continued his education on his own, and became interested in rapping and breakdancing (he was a solid athlete during his teen years). In 1989, under the name Big Moon Dog, he and several friends formed a street-corner rap group called the Full a Clips Crew. He later changed his name to Big Punisher, after the Marvel Comics superhero, and caught his big break when he met and impressed fellow Bronx rapper Fat Joe in 1995. He guested on a couple of Fat Joe tracks, "Fire Water" (which also featured Raekwon) and "Watch Out," and following an appearance on Funkmaster Flex's The Mix Tape, Vol. 1, quickly made a name for himself in the underground community. He guested prominently on the Beatnuts' "Off the Books" in 1997, and also worked with B Real and Flesh-N-Bone. Pun scored an underground hit of his own with "I'm Not a Player" in 1997, and also contributed "You Ain't a Killer" to the Soul in the Hole basketball documentary. With Fat Joe's help, he secured a deal with Loud Records.

Big Pun's solo debut, Capital Punishment, was released in 1998 and debuted in the Top Five thanks to "Still Not a Player," a club-ready remix of "I'm Not a Player" that proved massively popular. Earning credibility in the hardcore rap world as well, Capital Punishment went on to sell over two million copies. The following year, Pun teamed up with his mentor, Fat Joe, and several up-and-coming MCs to form the Terror Squad, which released a self-titled debut album. Pun stayed in the public eye with guest work on records by Noreaga and Jennifer Lopez (the hit "Feelin' So Good," which also featured Fat Joe) while working on his second album. Unfortunately, his longtime struggles with overeating and obesity were beginning to get the better of him. At Fat Joe's urging, he checked into a weight-loss clinic in North Carolina, where he lost 80 pounds. However, he returned to the Bronx before finishing the program, and gained back everything he'd lost, plus some extra; reports had his weight fluctuating between 450-700 pounds during his last few years. Tragically, but perhaps not unpredictably, Big Punisher suffered a fatal heart attack on February 7, 2000; he was only 28 years old, and left behind a wife and three children. His completed second album, Yeeeah Baby, was released two months later to positive reviews and entered the charts at number three. 2001's Endangered Species was a compilation mixing hits, guest appearances, and unreleased material; it, too, was a Top Ten seller. Big Pun's life was the subject of the 2002 documentary film Still Not a Player. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
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His lyrics was mind blowing and very persist when he spit r.i.p. pun!!!.
Definitely!! !
Yeah u ready know what it is.GANGSTER! ! !
Every time he spit it was felt R.I.P BIG PUN......
Round here they call me Big Pun strictly with the Big Guns! You couldn't measure my tits with six rulers! Go f**k yourself b**ches!
Mi gente.....R. I . P . son.....yea he beat his wife, but our sins pass when we pass....the wages of sin is death. Romans 6:23. Love is love.
Better than the best by 20
Mind blowing, ,,, wepa,,,
Get rid of the fat Joe or Joey crack or the Don cartagena. . Then I'll listen to twiins deep. . Till then anything with Joe is a no no.
R.i.p.. Pun
rickycmd1
Top 5 list 1. Pac 2. Biggie 3. Jigga/Nas 4. Eminem 5. Pun
BIG PUN!
Didn't know he went platinum. Don't wanna under estimate em.
Ariana grande used this beat for The Way :( why can't artists be original anymore these days?
andujarfelix
Y.O...B.X... ALL DAY!!!! BIG PUN...MAN YOU WAS THE ILLIST...
BX stand UP I see your mural everytime iam on the train :'( R.I.P
Big Pun lyrical flow was mad crazy! One of the best
The nicest ever!
Rip to one of the greats
The greatest
RIP to one of the greatest
this was my shyt
Pun used to beat his woman.... She couldn't outrun him?
pooh_bear333
im not a player I just crush a lot
Keeping it real��
Best lyricist hands down
still not a player still jamming big pun and joe was a good collab rap and r&b collab i miss the rap and r&b music from the 90's r.i.p.big pun we lost a lot of good artists
This guy could have been a huge success..
Rest in peace.
It's ashamed big punishers dead, shiit
Lyrical Lord!
It's not everyday a rapper becomes powerful with only his words.
RIP Bro! You will always be remembered!
My bby :-( miss u
Rest in Power to one of the greatest!
Big pun lyrical
Big punisher was just that punishing! RIP
Up in my Benzito! Go Pun Go!
The greatest to ever do it. Him and Biggie are the kings. R.i.p Pun
BIG PUNISHER WILL CRUSH ANYONE IN THE GAME RIGHT NOW....CATCH YALL SLIPPIN IN A CYPHER
I love big pun one of my inspirations for sure rest in love light and eternity big man
Top five
Nice song nasty nas
I just F**k a lot;) don't b a Playa hater
Follow me, stay with the cuts

Also follow me on twitter @MsRealDeal1 :-)

Love, Love, Love this song
Follow me, stay with the cuts

Also follow me on twitter @MsRealDeal1 :-)

Love, Love, Love - R I P BIG PUN, U WILL NEVER BE REPLACED
781114674
Big Pun was a lyrical genius & was a fast spitter too,in my opinion, he was better than biggie.
Puerto rican hero and master of the lyrical content which still to date no one has even come close to mastering. Dam i miss ur genius
jirizarry76
wish you were still here....R.I. P big pun!!!!!!!
A true lyrical master, R.I.P. big pun, he is and will be missed!!!
The lord called anothet great musician home r.i.p.
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